Pleurothallis dasypetala Luer & Hirtz 1996 SUBGENUS Rhynchopera [Kl.] Luer 1986

Inflorescence

Photos by S Manning and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Common Name The Hairy Petal Pleurothallis [refers to the shaggy petals]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Zamora Chinchipe province of Ecuador at elevations around 1400 meters as a miniature to just small sized, warm to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls with a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, erect, thinly coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall on a weak, slender, more or less arcuate to drooping, 3.4" [8.5 cm] long, simultaneously several flowered inflorescence arising from a 1.6" [4 cm] long, spathe at the base of the leaf with an oblique, infundibular, acute, as long as the pedicel floral bract.

"Similar to P loranthophylla but differs in the short, congested raceme of smaller flowers. The petals are proportionally wider and shaggy-pubescent externally, not just ciliate on the margins. The lip is short, broad and concave below the middle. The apex is acute with an upcurved apiculum." Luer 1998

Synonyms Rhynchopera dasypetala (Luer & Hirtz) Szlach. & Marg. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Lindleyana 11: 158 Luer & Hirtz 1996 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVI Systematics of Pleurothallis SUBGEN Crocodeilanthe, Rhynchopera and Talpinaria Luer 1998;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVI Systematics of Pleurothallis SUBGEN Crocodeilanthe, Rhynchopera and Talpinaria Luer 1998 drawing fide;

Polish Bot. J. 46: 117 Szlach & Marg. 2001 as Rhynchopera dasypetala;

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